JUKE, Owned by 24-7 Entertainment, Further Expands European Reach for TuneCore Artists
New York, New York, September 18, 2013
TuneCore, the premier digital music distributor, announced today a partnership with JUKE Music Streaming Service to enable TuneCore Artists to expands their music distribution within the European market. JUKE is owned by 24-7 Entertainment GmbH, a subsidiary of European retail giant Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH. 24-7 Entertainment is considered Europe’s leading B2B digital distribution provider for mobile and online services.
JUKE, a cloud-based music streaming service, has one of the largest music libraries in the world – offering more than 20 million tracks. JUKE is available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Denmark. Subscribers stream songs directly onto their PCs, smartphones, tablets or home entertainment systems or listen offline on their mobile devices via the JUKE App.
Frank Taubert, JUKE founder and CEO of 24-7 Entertainment GmbH, applauds the partnership saying, “We are very happy to partner with TuneCore. The robustness and variety of music genres available from TuneCore Artists gives JUKE the opportunity to decisively enrich the music discovery experience for our customers. We, on the other hand, provide the TuneCore Artists the opportunity to engage more fans and ultimately earn more money from their music.”
Scott Ackerman, TuneCore COO, echoes Taubert’s sentiments and says, “Helping our artists monetize their music is a top priority for TuneCore. Continued growth in digital store and streaming service partnerships is integral to meeting that objective. We are particularly excited about working with JUKE and 24-7 Entertainment as they continue their leadership position and growing their digital distribution business in the European market. As with any our partner, 100% of all digital download and streaming revenue goes directly into a TuneCore Artist’s account.”
TuneCore continues to provide opportunities to help TuneCore Artists optimize revenue-earning potential by growing their digital and streaming music partnerships and supporting songwriter royalty collection with their Music Publishing Administration business. TuneCore’s industry leading, web-based Reporting Tool gives artists access to daily sales trend data for better managing their businesses. Data, drillable down to the single release level by city and date, provides an artist with insights to make better-informed decisions for maximizing marketing efforts, growing their career and making more money.
TuneCore is the premiere digital music distributor with one of the largest music catalogs in the world. Since its launch in 2006, over 3 billion TuneCore Artists’ music units have been downloaded or streamed, generating over $300 million in revenue earned by TuneCore Artists, ranging from indie artists to high-profile performers.
For an annual flat fee, TuneCore Distribution provides an easy-to-use, affordable digital solution for artists to get their music distributed worldwide to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, and other major download and streaming sites. Artists keep 100% of their sales revenue and all their rights.
TuneCore Music Publishing Administration gives songwriters worldwide the ability for TuneCore to license and register their compositions globally for a one-time flat fee, collect royalties from over 60 countries and deposit the royalty revenue directly into their TuneCore accounts. Driven by in-house Creative, TuneCore actively markets compositions for synch licensing agreements for music placements in TV, Film, Commercials, Video Games, and more. The exclusive Synch & Master Licensing Database provides Music Supervisors access to TuneCore Artists’ music for commercial use.
TuneCore continues to support the international artist community with the launch of TuneCore Canada in 2011 and TuneCore Japan in 2012.
JUKE, the cloud-based streaming service with one of the largest music libraries in the world, is a product of 24-7 Entertainment GmbH, a subsidiary of Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH. JUKE currently provides over 20 million tracks from over 80,000 labels in all musical genres – all without adverts. These can be streamed directly to PCs, smartphones, tablets and home entertainment systems and added to custom playlists. JUKE relies on Dolby Pulse technology from Dolby, which has long been synonymous with outstanding sound quality, to guarantee optimal sound and error-free streaming. JUKE can be accessed on the PC by simply visiting myjuke.com: no apps are necessary. The app for mobile devices is available free of charge, and this also permits the use of JUKE in offline mode (iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8). New customers can try JUKE free of charge for 30 days, after which trial period the monthly subscription rate is €9.99. The JUKE music offer is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Denmark.